Work Experience

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Work experience placements at the Trust provide an excellent opportunity to gain insight into professions in the NHS.

They can support career choices, personal development, and help build your knowledge and skill sets. Work experience opportunities are available in three main areas:

1. Local Authority Education Business Partnership (EBP) Placements

Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) are locally based organisations that support the education, training and development of young people. They aim to motivate and support young people to raise their levels of achievement and aspiration, gain relevant work related skills and develop an understanding of the world of work. We work closely with our local EBPs in coordinating work experience opportunities within the Trust.

  • Lewisham and Greenwich EBPs co-ordinate both clinical and non-clinical placements for the Trust
  • Clinical placements are in areas where patients are directly receiving healthcare; for example wards, physiotherapy locations and theatres
  • Non-clinical placements include areas such as Human Resources, Information Technology, portering and catering.
  • To be eligible for either of these types of placement you must at least be in year 10 and living, or studying, in the Boroughs of Lewisham or Greenwich
  • EBP will help to allocate you to an appropriate available placement. If you are interested, please contact them as follows;

Lewisham - email: or by telephone: 0208 314 7921

Greenwich - email: or by telephone: 0208 921 5683

2. Medical Placements

  • These are suitable for those who intend to study medicine, and want a placement specifically concerned with the work of doctors
  • Applicants must be 16 years or older

Please send a CV and covering letter to Samantha Newman, Medical Undergraduate Coordinator, Education Centre, Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LH

3. Career Visits

  • These are short visits made by individuals or groups for a period of 1 - 3 days for the purpose of gaining an insight into a specific healthcare career
  • For Individual visits, requests need to be made directly to a manager in a student’s chosen area. During the visit, the student will shadow a named member of staff who will be responsible for that student throughout their time at the Trust.
  • Group Visit requests are usually made from an educational establishment to a central point, e.g. Head of Workforce Development. The experience will usually consist of presentations delivered by members of staff in an educational environment. There may be a group tour of a department or clinical area

Paid Employment

Paid Employment

To find out about paid vacancies at the Trust, please visit the work for us section.

Become a Volunteer

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer the first thing to do is to contact Voluntary Services:

At Lewisham Hospital:

Tel: 020 3192 6418

At Queen Elizabeth Hospital:

020 8836 6548